Jun 20, 2016 2:06 AM GMT
http://www.theycant.com/46,100 HATEFUL VIDEOS REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE IN 2 1/2 YEARS -- 844 ANTISEMITIC ACCOUNTS SHUT DOWN ON YOUTUBE -- 74 FACEBOOK PAGES CLOSED
Global anti-Semitism has reached levels of intensity that surpass anything seen in the last fifty years. The Internet and social media have provided powerful tools to those who seek to demonize the Jewish people and Israel. Traditional watchdog groups and anti-defamation organizations are not equipped to wage this battle.
That's where They Can't comes in.
Started in 2013 by Eliyahou Roth, They Can't has built a network of grassroots activists that mobilizes in minutes, flagging hateful content to remove it from sites like YouTube. Based outside of Jerusalem, Israel, They Can't is entirely funded by supporters and members. Collectively, our efforts have removed more than 46,000 anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content from Social Media in just two years.
The socially acceptible, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel culture that has been created in social media presents a major threat. There are YouTube videos encouraging people to murder Jews and Israelis, giving them instruction on how to do it. When we discover such content our followers engage in a "crowd reporting" campaign, flagging and reporting the hateful content to the site owners.
Crowd Reporting Works
Often we see results, and the videos are removed. Sometimes, however, sites like YouTube resist (for whatever reason) and violate their own terms of service by allowing hateful and violent content to remain on the site. Often, these videos are copied and reposted on other accounts on YouTube requiring a tremendous effort to keep tabs on it all.
Despite the difficulty of fighting such a big battle, They Can't gets results. We are continuing to grow in strength, numbers and effectiveness. With more than 46,000 content removed from Social Media as of 2016, we aim to finish this fight. Support is always welcome and we encourage you to get involved.